Global Encryption Day

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Make the Switch on Global Encryption Day - 21 October 2021

The inaugural Global Encryption Day takes place on 21 October 2021.

Global Encryption Day is an opportunity to tell governments around the world that protecting and strengthening encryption is crucial to making the Internet safer for their citizens. It will send a message to governments to abandon plans that will weaken encryption, and the Internet as a whole, by granting law enforcement agencies special powers to access your private data on encrypted platforms.

Increasing the use of end-to-end encrypted platforms not only keeps you and the people you love safe from hackers and thieves, but also improves the security of the Internet as a whole. That is why this Global Encryption Day every person, business and organization should make the switch to using strong encryption.

On Global Encryption Day, the Global Encryption Coalition (GEC), which the Internet Society is a member of, wants people from all over the world to Make the Switch to end-to-end encrypted platforms. This will help create a safer, more secure Internet for everyone

Secure end-to-end encryption makes life safer for everyone. It protects the safety of you and your family. End-to-end encryption enables law enforcement to tackle organized crime, helps journalists expose corruption and is critical for national security to protect society from terrorists, criminals, and hostile governments.

Make the Switch to end-to-end encryption on Global Encryption Day and build a more secure Internet. 

Find out more about what’s going on and how you can take part.

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Date and Time

Thursday 21 October 2021



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